PERRY TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING
AND PUBLIC HEARING
September 3, 2014
Present: Sid Grinnell, Supervisor; Troy Parmalee, Treasurer; Kelly Schmidt, Clerk; Francis Griffith, Trustee
Absent: Mark Fraser
Guests: Deana Finnegan, Tom Emery, Duane Dysinger
The Supervisor opened the Meetings with the pledge to the flag.
Agenda approved with additions: Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. Carried.
AMBULANCE PUBLIC HEARING
The Public Hearing was opened at 7:00 pm
There were no public comments. The resolution as presented to create of the Special Assessment District for an Ambulance Service for Perry Township excluding the Village of Morrice for the duration of 10 years was approved. It was noted that this was a renewal not a tax increase. Grinnell moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt Parmalee Grinnell. All ayes.
A second public hearing was set for October 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Perry Township Hall. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. Roll call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Griffith. All ayes.
The Public Hearing was closed at 7:08 pm
August 6, 2014 regular meeting minutes approved: Parmalee moved; Grinnell seconded.
Sheriff’s Report: 205 calls, 104 traffic stops.
SSESA: 17 ambulance runs for July; 164 runs in Perry Twp , and 1010 total SSESA runs for the year.
Recycling: $200 donations for August. There will be a quarterly meeting next week.
Parks & Rec: In order to put the Township on the Deed joint with the Village of Morrice on the Morrice Park, it has to go to the Vote of the People. Village attorney Grimley is looking into a long term lease. The Village is researching the options.
Region 6: In the process of creating their By Laws.
Financial Statements and bills paid: Grinnell moved; Griffith seconded. Roll call: Grinnell, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes.
- Parmalee gave an update on the Lansing Rd Water Extension project. The agreement for the base framework is largely in place and will be set off for review. The LDFA &TIF plan is being worked on. The projected installation of the first phase of the water project will be in the spring pending the development of the Transfleet project. The will be a meeting with the Knapp Brothers (owners of Transfleet) to firm up the time lines.
- The Final Judgment from the Tax Tribunal was adopted for 5 years on the Ehrhart hearing.
- We received a request from Harold Nyquist to sell back cemetery plots. It was approved to buy back the cemetery plots for the same amount paid for in 1998 in the amount of $420.
- Grinnell explained the Fall drain projects. The Bacon drain and there will be a second assessment on the south Looking Glass drain. Grinnell will be requesting bids for the 2015 road projects.
Public Comment: Prosecutor Deana Finnegan presented a 6mo update for Perry Twp. 11 drug cases, 8 MIP, 3 assaults, and others were investigated. She also explained the upcoming Public Safety Millage that will be on the Ballot in November. The sheriff’s office needs 1.2 million for operating costs or the Road Patrol will be eliminated. There will be 10 -14 deputies laid off. Currently the Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office patrols 520 sq miles. The sheriff’s office is required by law to maintain the County Jail only. They are not required to maintain a road patrol. There has been 642 misdemeanors and 200 felonies (about 800+ CRIMES) this year investigated in our county. There is limited State Police coverage to date. The Shiawassee County State Police post closed 4 years ago and we are now using the troopers from the Flint post and sometimes they aren’t assigned to our county. If our county loses our road patrol, we will start to see an influx of crime from Flint, Saginaw, etc. The cause of the county’s financial shortfall is primarily due to a decrease in taxable value and loss of revenue sharing. Budgets will need to be trimmed 25%-30%.
Kelly Schmidt, Clerk